The so-called Festa della Rificolona (the Festival of Paper Lanterns) is one of the most specific manifestations of Florence, and it takes place on September the 7th, on the eve of a very important religious holiday, the birth of Virgin Mary. The origins of the Festa della Rificolona are extremely picturesque, but what matters is Florence has kept this custom which adds a tough of color and light to the dark night before September the 8th. Tourists should also keep in mind the festival also implies the hosting of a food (and not only) market with organic products in Piazza Santissima Annunziata, nearby the homonymous church.

Piazza Santissima Annunziata, Florence

Piazza Santissima Annunziata, Florence

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